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A Plone content rules package that enables the creation of chronological archives.

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sc.contentrules.groupbydate is a very basic content rule used to organize content under a chronological-based hierarchy on a web site upon publication.

Base use case

A news portal with a few dozen new content items per day needs to organize its information in a chronological, yet human-readable, hierarchy.

To do so this package is installed in a Plone Site and a new content rule is created. This content rule will be triggered by the publication of an News Item and will initialize a ‘’’Move an item to a date-based folder structure’’’.

This action has a target (/news) and a structure (‘ymd’), so as our News Item, with id hello-world, is published on the site, it will be moved to a a new folder structure under /news. Supposing it’s December 19th, 2008, the item will end in /news/2009/12/19/hello-world.



To enable this product,on a buildout based installation:

  1. Edit your buildout.cfg and add sc.contentrules.groupbydate to the list of eggs to install

    eggs =
  2. Tell the plone.recipe.zope2instance recipe to install a ZCML slug:

    zcml =

If another package depends on the sc.contentrules.groupbydate egg or includes its zcml directly you do not need to specify anything in the buildout configuration: buildout will detect this automatically.

After updating the configuration you need to run the ‘’bin/buildout’’, which will take care of updating your system.


Development of this product was sponsored by Simples Consultoria.


  • Erico Andrei (erico at simplesconsultoria dot com dot br)


0.5 (2009-07-28)

  • Very earlier i18n support [erico-andrei]

  • Initial release

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